If you have a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) in your future – for yourself or for a client – it is critical to have a solid understanding of the process, the requirements and the rationale behind ERISA law. The Department of Labor has put together a comprehensive booklet that covers all facets of a QDRO. It is a great resource for answering questions you might have about the what, why and how of these important divorce-related documents.
If a QDRO is part of your life, be sure to review The Division of Retirement Benefits Through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders. It never substitutes for professional advice from a QDRO expert, but it is an excellent place to start.